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Hsin-Po Wang

Postdoc @ UC San Diego (ECE)

How to pronounce my name?


Email = hsw001 at ucsd dot edu
Email += a dot simple dot people at g mail dot com
Social media = Instagram + Twitter + StackExchange


Interests = information theory; coding theory; application of algebra and combinatorics.

For meta-comments of my works categorized by topics, see:

I have once computed, on a supercomputer, the Tutte–Whitney polynomials of Reed–Muller codes of length 64. This GitHub repository keeps the source codes, comments, and results.

First-Author Publications

[Accelerating Polarization via Alphabet Extension] is accepted to International Conference on Randomization and Computation (RANDOM), September 2022. (Full version.)

[PCR, Tropical Arithmetic, and Group Testing] is in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2022. (Full version and slides @ ISIT.)

Multilinear Algebra for Minimum Storage Regenerating Codes: A Generalization of Product-Matrix Construction is in Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing, October 2021. (Not open access; author copy.)

Multilinear Algebra for Distributed Storage is in SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (SIAGA), September 2021. (15-minute video presentation.)

Log-logarithmic Time Pruned Polar Coding is in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, March 2021.

Polar Codes’ Simplicity, Random Codes’ Durability is in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, March 2021. (Slides @ NTU and slides @ UIUC.)

Education & Positions

Postdoc in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisor = Alexander Vardy
Advisor += Ryan Gabrys
University of California San Diego

National Center for Theoretical Sciences (國家理論科學研究中心)
Winter 2020

Ph.D in Mathematics
Advisor = Iwan Duursma
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
National Taiwan University (國立臺灣大學)

Awards & Honors

Irving Reiner Memorial Award in Algebra

Research Assistant Fellowship
Spring 2020

Teacher ranked as excellent by their students
Fall 2019 & Spring 2019 & Spring 2018

Book–Scroll Award (for top 5% GPA)
Fall 2015 & Spring 2014 & Spring 2013 & Fall 2012 & Spring 2012 & Fall 2011

蕭正堂紀念獎學金 (Prof. Cheng-Tang Hsiao Memorial Scholarship)

胡達開先生紀念獎學金 (Prof. Ta-Kai Hu Memorial Scholarship)

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Teaching in a remote middle-school as an alternative to the mandatory military service.

TikZ TeX Talk collects some of my ideas for (La)TeX and TikZ.

Vaseman is about drawing people that look like vases. (Data plan warning: scans of drawings!)

Oriclip is about binder clip sculptures. (Data plan warning: a lot of photos!)